Brighton in the spring sunshine: beach scenes, buskers, beach huts and bandstands

Brighton in the spring sunshine: twenty photos

Here’s some photos taken around Brighton, on the south coast of England, including views of the street market, beach, West Pier, Brighton Wheel and local architecture.

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The elegant curved glass and iron roof of Brighton station. Recently refurbished, the structure dates back to 1882.

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The view from the station is instantly uplifting, offering weary Londoners their first glimpse of the sea.

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I love the Brighton Street Market in Upper Gardner Street. It’s like a proper old fashioned market, with all sorts of interesting/bizarre/valuable/crap objects to tempt your wallet.

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Brighton architecture.

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Relaxing on the beach.

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Kids playing in the Spring sunshine with the Palace Pier in the background.

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Crossing for the Volks Railway [read more about the railway here].

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The covered walk on Madeira Terrace.  Created in 1896, the delicate cast iron construction runs from the Aquarium Terraces to Duke’s Mound, almost 3,000 feet.

Brighton in the spring sunshine: twenty photos

Sign for the old Madeira Sun Lounge Cafeteria.

Now known as the Concorde 2 (where I recently played with the Mrs Mills Experience), the Victorian building housed tea rooms in the 1800s, but by the 1960s had become  a bikers’ cafe of ill repute.

It was later used as an amusement arcade in the 1970s, and has been an excellent nightclub/live venue since  2000.

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Walking east on Madeira Terrace towards the Concorde 2 club.

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Evening view of Madeira Terrace. 

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The tragic sight of the remains of the West Pier.

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Beach huts lining the sea front walk from Hove into Brighton.

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Kids playing on the beachfront amusements.

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Detail from the stunning Victorian bandstand.

Designed by Phillip Lockwood and completed in 1884, the structure is deemed to be one of the finest examples of a Victorian bandstand still surviving in England today.

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Old school one-man band in the city centre.

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Buskers.

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The stunning Royal Pavilion.

Built by John Nash between 1815 and 1822 the interior features gilded dragons, imitation bamboo staircases, and bright, bold colours.

[More Brighton photos and features here]